Ovulation dysfunction is the most common cause of infertility in couples. Many women don't ovulate, meaning they don't release an egg, or if they do release an egg, it’s not at the proper time for it to be fertilized. It’s possible for a woman to have normal periods every 28 days but not ovulate.
Other issues that can contribute to female infertility include blockage of the fallopian tubes, abnormalities of the endometrium (lining of the uterus), or inadequate amounts of certain hormones.
The second most common reason couples have trouble conceiving is a problem with the male partner’s sperm. The most frequent issues with sperm are quantity and quality; the male partner may not produce a sufficient volume of sperm or his sperm may not be strong enough to reach and fertilize an egg.
Dr. Patterson completes the majority of your testing at his office, but you’ll take some of the tests at home. He may recommend that you purchase an ovulation kit from your local drug store and start to monitor your menstrual cycle to see whether you’re ovulating as expected. Dr. Patterson will advise you on the best time to start using the kit.
Your partner should also complete a semen analysis. The sample can be collected at home then taken to a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist. Dr. Patterson will refer you to a specialist who can perform this test.
Dr. Patterson may also recommend a blood test to measure your hormone levels, a pelvic ultrasound, or an in-office hysteroscopy to check the lining of your uterus. Dr. Patterson performs these tests in the comfort of his office, saving you time and making testing more convenient.
Dr. Patterson may suggest a variety of treatments. First, he’ll help you and your partner improve your health with changes to your diet and exercise habits. He may also suggest medicinal treatment to increase ovulation.
Other treatments include intrauterine insemination, where your partner’s sperm is injected into your uterus on your most fertile days, or in vitro fertilization, which involves harvesting your eggs and fertilizing them outside of your body. The fertilized eggs are then inserted in your uterus at a time in your cycle when they have the highest likelihood of attaching to the uterine wall.
Fertility treatments are customized to meet your specific needs. Dr. Patterson will recommend the best treatment for you and your situation. He will answer your questions thoroughly and explain all of the treatments in detail.
Call or schedule a consultation online today to start the process.
At Dr. Patterson's practice, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please note that we do not accept Ambetter Medicaid. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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